Estonian Academy of Sciences Foundation
The Estonian Academy of Sciences Foundation was set up with the Estonian National Culture Foundation on May 1, 2006 for the purpose of supporting research efforts of young Estonian scientists holding a doctorate. A special scholarship named after Tiit Talpsep* has been granted since 2009 with the aim of forwarding the studies of graduate students in the field of molecular microbiology and virology.
The new sub-foundation of the Estonian National Culture Foundation was established with a donation in the amount of 400 thousand Estonian kroons from the proceeds of selling the Academy’s holiday house on the Vormsi island. The Academy further calls on other organisations, enterprises, institutions and individuals to make their contibution to the advancement of leading edge knowledge, research and young scientists, thereby assisting the progress of to the economic, social and cultural development of Estonia for today and the future.
Scholarships are awarded by the Board of Trustees comprising Members of the Academy Mart Ustav, Leo Mõtus, Jaan Ross and Peeter Saari.
The first Tiit Talpsep scholarship (in the amount of 10 thousand Estonian kroons) was conferred in 2009 to Jens-Konrad Preem.
Scholarship winners in 2010:
Jürgo-Sören Preden, Young Scientist Scholarship (50,000 kroons)
Jelizavete Geimanen, Tiit Talpsep Graduate Student Scholarship (15,000 kroons)
Margus Varjak, Tiit Talpsep Graduate Student Scholarship (15,000 kroons)
Scholarship winners in 2011:
Liisi Laineste, Young Scientist Scholarship (1600 euros)
Jaan Masso, Young Scientist Scholarship (1600 euros)
Liisi Võsa, Tiit Talpsep Graduate Student Scholarship (789 euros)
Scholarship winners in 2013:
Tõnu Esko, Young Scientist Scholarship (1500 euros)
Triin Reitalu, Young Scientist Scholarship (500 euros)
Agnes Kütt, Young Scientist Scholarship (500 euros)
Anneli Kurve, Young Scientist Scholarship (500 euros)
Liisi Henno, Tiit Talpsep Graduate Student Scholarship (674 euros)
Donations to support the Estonian Academy of Sciences Foundation can be made to the following bank account:
Sihtasutus Eesti Rahvuskultuuri Fond
A. Weizenbergi 20A-13, 10150 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Registry Code: 90000340
Address: Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn, ESTONIA
SWIFT/BIC – HABA EE 2X
IBAN – EE67 2200 221001101347
NB! Please write “Donation to the Estonian Academy of Sciences Foundation” to the explanation field.
*Tiit Talpsep (January 22, 1954 - February 26, 2008) was an Estonian biologist, whose studies were involved with molecular biology. Establishing of the scholarship fund named after Tiit Talpsep was accomplished thanks to the financial donation from Member of Academy Mart Ustav.